Costco is a dangerous place if you love chocolate! It seems like every time I go, there are a couple of new chocolate treats on the shelves. Some are more exciting than others, but as a Costco food reviewer, I feel like it’s my duty to try them all! I’ve reviewed a few other similar Lamontagne products on the blog – the Caffe Late Almonds and the Milk Chocolate Pistachios were pretty good while the Tuxedo Cake Bites were a disappointment. Are these Lamontagne Milk Chocolate Pecans with Sea Salt another winner, or are they a letdown?
My favorite chocolates from Costco are the Lindt Lindor Assorted Chocolates, Jojo’s Dark Chocolate Bites, Utah Truffles Mint Milk Chocolate Truffles, Kirkland Signature Macadamia Clusters, Truffettes De France Chocolate Truffles, Unreal Dark Chocolate Coconut Minis and the Tru Fru Frozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries.
Location in Store
You can find these chocolates in the snack section at Costco, near the front of the store. The item number is 1715609.
These Milk Chocolate Pecans are basically the pecan version of chocolate-covered almonds. The size of the pieces seems to vary a lot more than chocolate-covered almonds though. I’m not sure why this is the case – maybe because pecans can be quite big, but break easily? Aside from that, there’s also more chocolate coating these compared to any chocolate-covered almonds I’ve had.
Taste-wise, if you like chocolate and you like pecans, you’ll like these. There isn’t much more to them. The chocolate is good but not great. It’s tasty enough but has a slight chalkiness to it. The pecans are tasty but can be a bit overpowered because there’s a lot of chocolate in each piece. It’s fairly easy to miss the sea salt on the bag (it’s in small print) and when you’re eating the pecans! You can taste the salt, but I would’ve just assumed the pecans were salted before being covered in chocolate. The sea salt doesn’t have a unique texture or anything.
The 850-gram bag costs $14.99 Canadian which isn’t bad considering that pecans aren’t the cheapest nut!
Since it’s summer and hot here, I recommend storing these in a cool, dry place. The bag of chocolate pecans reseals which I appreciate because it helps keep them fresh!
The best-before date on my bag is 17 months from when I purchased them. I think a lot of pecan lovers will enjoy these just on their own, I might try to be creative and use them in some baking like in cookies or brownies.
Seven pieces contain 220 calories, 14 grams of fat, 23 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 21 grams of sugar, two grams of protein and 50 milligrams of sodium. That’s actually not that high for seven pieces, I doubt many people will eat seven in one go. One or two satisfies me and at least there’s some healthy fat from the pecans!
The ingredients list is actually pretty short without a ton of chemicals or additives. These are gluten-free but contain soy, dairy and pecans and may contain other tree nuts.
Nutrition: 2/10 (points for the pecans)
Give it a try!
I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy these again but I’ll definitely finish my bag. I think if you know you like pecans and usually enjoy chocolate-covered nuts you’ll like these.
Have you tried these? What did you think?
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